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2009-10-18

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Israel rejects 'war crimes' claims

Israel’s cabinet has angrily rejected charges that the Israeli defence Force committed war crimes during the Gaza conflict last winter. The

Israel’s cabinet has angrily rejected charges that the Israeli defence Force committed war crimes during the Gaza conflict last winter. The

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Revolutionary Guards targeted in suicide bomb attack

Six senior Revolutionary Guards commanders have been killed along with 25 other people in a suicide bomb attack in Iran. The attack, on one of the

Six senior Revolutionary Guards commanders have been killed along with 25 other people in a suicide bomb attack in Iran. The attack, on one of the

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Displaced people caught in the Pakistan conflict

There is a human face to the Pakistan forces offensive against Taliban militants which was launched on Saturday. Internally displaced people are

There is a human face to the Pakistan forces offensive against Taliban militants which was launched on Saturday. Internally displaced people are

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Merkel talks tax to break coalition deadlock

The German Chancellor has been chairing talks between her conservatives and the Free Democrats to break a deadlock over forming a centre-right

The German Chancellor has been chairing talks between her conservatives and the Free Democrats to break a deadlock over forming a centre-right

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Balloon boy's parents face charges

Criminal charges are to be brought in the case of a six-year-old boy mistakenly believed to have been carried away in his father’s helium balloon

Criminal charges are to be brought in the case of a six-year-old boy mistakenly believed to have been carried away in his father’s helium balloon

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Australian bushfire sparks emergency state

The Australian state of Queensland has declared a state of emergency as fierce wildfires have forced thousands of residents to flee. The blaze at

The Australian state of Queensland has declared a state of emergency as fierce wildfires have forced thousands of residents to flee. The blaze at

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20 years since Honecker stepped down as GDR leader

Twenty years ago today, on October 18, 1989, East Germany’s long-serving leader Erich Honecker was forced to step down. Honecker was in charge of

Twenty years ago today, on October 18, 1989, East Germany’s long-serving leader Erich Honecker was forced to step down. Honecker was in charge of

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Pakistan military takes on Taliban

At least 60 militants and five Pakistani soldiers have been killed according to Pakistani authorites as an offensive continues against the Taliban

At least 60 militants and five Pakistani soldiers have been killed according to Pakistani authorites as an offensive continues against the Taliban

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29 dead in suicide attack on Revolutionary Guards commanders

A suicide bomber has killed 29 people, including six senior Revolutionary Guards commanders in Iran. State television says a Sunni rebel group has

A suicide bomber has killed 29 people, including six senior Revolutionary Guards commanders in Iran. State television says a Sunni rebel group has

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60 die in suicide bomb attack on Revolutionary Guards commanders

At least two senior commanders of the elite Revolutionary Guards have been assassinated in a suicide bomb attack in which 60 people were killed or

At least two senior commanders of the elite Revolutionary Guards have been assassinated in a suicide bomb attack in which 60 people were killed or

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12 dead in Rio drug violence

Rio de Janeiro’s happiness at winning the 2016 Olympics has been shattered with at least 12 people killed in drug-related violence. Shooting erupted

Rio de Janeiro’s happiness at winning the 2016 Olympics has been shattered with at least 12 people killed in drug-related violence. Shooting erupted

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Pakistan faces 'a long war' in Waziristan

The Pakistan army has been warned to expect a long and difficult war as it attacked the Taliban along the mountainous border with Afghanistan

The Pakistan army has been warned to expect a long and difficult war as it attacked the Taliban along the mountainous border with Afghanistan

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Protests at new Italian immigration laws

Tens of thousands of anti-racism demonstrators invaded Rome to denounce a new law which makes illegal immigration a criminal offence. The protestors

Tens of thousands of anti-racism demonstrators invaded Rome to denounce a new law which makes illegal immigration a criminal offence. The protestors

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Loud protests at Spanish abortion proposals

Pro-life campaigners brought the centre of Madrid to a standstill, protesting at plans to ease the law on abortions in Spain. Organisers of the

Pro-life campaigners brought the centre of Madrid to a standstill, protesting at plans to ease the law on abortions in Spain. Organisers of the

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Clint Eastwood honoured in Lyon

The Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award, at the 2009 Film Festival in Lyon. France’s second city is

The Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award, at the 2009 Film Festival in Lyon. France’s second city is